'''John Stuart Mill''' (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was an English philosopher, political economist and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history of liberalism
, he contributed widely to social theory
, political theory
and political economy
. Dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century",
[[http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/mill/ John Stuart Mill (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)]]
Mill's conception of liberty
justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control.
Mill was a proponent of utilitarianism
, an ethical theory developed by his predecessor Jeremy Bentham
, and contributed significantly to the theory of the scientific method
A member of the Liberal Party (UK)|Liberal Party
, he was also the first Parliament of the United Kingdom|Member of Parliament
to call for...